The Celtics pulled out another game seven win meaning that LeBron James will not have a chance to defend Cleveland's Eastern Conference title. Paul Pierce was the man for Boston with 41 points on 13-23 from the field and some big free throws down the stretch to seal a 97-92 win.
As for the Celtics, they played an inspired game and Doc Rivers even managed to squeeze some valuable production from his bench. The ageless PJ Brown contributed 10 points on 4-4 shooting with six rebounds in just 20 minutes while Eddie House and James Posey contributed on both ends of the floor. Kevin Garnett was happy in his role, putting together a symmetrical line of 13 and 13. Not to be outdone, Rajon Rondo put up a line of 8/8/8 . In the end it was all about Pierce, who is finally returning to the Eastern Conference Finals. As little as I may care for the Boston sports scene, it is fun to watch Pierce and KG fighting for a ring.